Professor of Philosophy, Brown University
Friday, 23 March 2012
2:00pm - Gest 101
Bernard Reginster’s book on Nietzsche, The Affirmation of Life, was published in 2006 by Harvard University Press.
It draws on Nietzsche’s unpublished writings to offer a systematic interpretation of the problem of nihilism with its attendant moral disorientation and despair. Reading Nietzsche against Schopenhauer, Reginster examines the way Nietzsche understands the will to power and the thought of the eternal return of the same to lead to an overcoming of nihilism and to an affirmation of life.
The talk “The Will to Nothingness” will focus on the genealogy of morality and especially on Nietzsche’s concept of ressentiment.